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Aké scores with City victory, Norwich and Krul relegation a fact | Football

City did not get many great opportunities, but Ake’s 2-0 in the 54th minute provided some relaxation fairly early in the run-up to Wednesday’s return in the Champions League against Real Madrid. The previous game in the semi-finals ended in 4-3 for City.

Aké touched the ball from close range after a header from defender Rúben Dias. It was the Dutchman’s third goal this season. The 27-year-old international also scored his only other league goal of this year against Leeds when they won 7-0. Shortly after his goal, Ake was substituted. At first glance, the injury didn’t seem very serious.

Spanish midfielder Rodri headed City ahead after 13 minutes. The Brazilians Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho also scored after the break. Raheem Sterling in particular still had opportunities, but Leeds defender Pascal Struijk, among others, was in the way once. The Dutchman played the entire game.

Leeds still have to worry about relegation from the Premier League. The club is 5 points away from eighteenth place, which is good for relegation at the end of the season. Everton are there now, but still have six games to play. Leeds has four games left.

Liverpool win hard

Earlier in the day competitor Liverpool won with difficulty 0-1 at Newcastle United. On Wednesday, Virgil van Dijk and teammates still played in the Champions League. In the first leg of the semi-final, Villarreal (2-0) was settled. With a view to the return in the million-dollar ball, Klopp decided to give Thiago, Fabinho, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah a rest on Saturday afternoon.

Naby Keita put Liverpool in the lead after twenty minutes. The midfielder completed after a nice combination with Diogo Jota. It was Keita’s third goal of the season in the Premier League and his first since October last year.

Liverpool celebrate Naby Keita's goal.

Liverpool celebrate Naby Keita’s goal.

There was massive protest at Newcastle. They found that James Milner fouled before the goal. The referee didn’t want to hear about this and so the goal just stood. The lead was more than justified, because Liverpool were lord and master.

Salah

Sadio Mané had a great chance to double the score after the break, but the Senegalese shot wide from close range to his own horror. Because the second goal for The Reds but did not fall, should Newcastle continue to hope for a good result.

In an attempt to close the game, Klopp brought Salah inside the lines. But even with the Egyptian in the field, the second goal didn’t want to go in. Nevertheless, Liverpool held their ground and took three important points.

Liverpool and Manchester City decide who takes the title in England. With four games to play, City are 1 point ahead of Liverpool, who beat Newcastle United 1-0 earlier on Saturday.

Exit Norwich

Goalkeeper Tim Krul has been relegated from the Premier League with Norwich City. The last number in the English competition lost 2-0 at Aston Villa and saw competitor Burnley beat Watford, which is now also almost certain of relegation. Watford led until the 83rd minute, but saw Burnley score two more times in the final phase: 1-2. Burnley striker Wout Weghorst was substituted in the 60th minute.

At number 19 Watford, James Tarkowski scored in the 8th minute, midfielders Jack Cork and Josh Brownhill gave Burnley the important win. Burnley is not yet safe but now has a 5 point lead over number 18 Everton with four games left. Everton have two more games to avoid relegation.

Krul saw forwards Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings score for Aston Villa. Norwich City had been promoted last season. The club now holds the Premier League record for most relegations: six.

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